Category Archives: Expat Vote in 2015

EU Referendum: April Polls Tightening – Make Sure You Can Vote!

Here’s the latest assessment of the direction of the polls for the EU Referendum by Matthew Goodwin, Professor of Politics at the University of Kent. That the race between the “Remain” and “Leave” camps has tightened recently is reflected in … Continue reading

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Overseas Voting Campaign hits 100,000 target and exceeds it…but!

The expat voting campaign has hit its target of 100,000 registered overseas voters and indeed comfortably exceeded it , but……. The Electoral Commission has now confirmed that the number of overseas British citizens who applied to register to vote in … Continue reading

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More Registered British Overseas Voters Needed

To date a total of over 35,887 British expatriates have registered on-line as overseas voters with the largest concentrations in France, the USA, Germany, Spain and Australia (see The Connexion article below). This compares with the traditional base of some … Continue reading

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Deadlines for Overseas Voter Registration: 20th, 21st & 28th April, 2015

The more overseas voters at the 7th May General Election, the more pressure there will be on the next government to extend the right to vote to those many Britons abroad disenfranchised by the 15-year-rule. Make sure that you are … Continue reading

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Friday 6 March 2015 Deadline for Overseas Voters (15 Year Rule) Bill

Jane Golding of our Votes for Expat Brits campaign team has prepared the important message below for all friends of the campaign today to make a last push re. the 2nd reading this week of The Overseas Voters (15 Year Rule) Bill. With … Continue reading

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Cross-Party Expat Support for Right to Vote

According to Lorraine Hardy, the Costa Blanca-based Labour International secretary, in urging those UK expats who are still eligible to vote in the 2015 general election to make sure they register soon on http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote , “there is cross-party support from … Continue reading

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One Million Missing Voters but Where are the British Expats?

In a speech today at Sheffield Hallam University Labour Party leader Ed Miliband is launching a voter registration drive. He is claiming that following the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration (IER), resulting in universities and colleges no longer block-registering their students, those in government “are … Continue reading

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